Ways & Means Agenda

AGENDA
WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
May 21, 2008
6:30 p.m.
Administration Building - Board Room
220 N. Main Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan
http://www.ewashtenaw.org

I.

Roll Call

II.

Citizen Participation

III.

Commissioner Follow-up to Citizen Participation

IV.

New Business

A.

Health Community of Interest

1. Community Support and Treatment Services

2007-08 Budget Adjustment

  • Approving a budget adjustment in the amount of $777,909

 

  • Creating four (4) 1.0 FTE Vocational Specialist positions:

    -Grade 15, Group 11
    -Salary Range: $31,351 - $38,618
  • To expand vocational and skill building services to adults with developmental disabilities at a new service site in Ypsilanti
  • Creating a 1.0 FTE Mental Health Professional position

    -Grade 21, Group 11
    -Salary Range: $38,618 - $50,190
  • To expand services to children with serious emotional disturbance or developmental disabilities

 

  • Authorizing the Administrator to amend the 2007-08 CSTS-WCHO contract

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

2. Public Health

Federal Food Stamp Nutrition Education Grant

  • Ratifying the electronic submission of a grant application

 

  • To Michigan State University Extension

 

  • For the period of 10/1/08 9/30/09

 

  • To implement a healthy eating and community gardening education program in partnership with the New West Willow Neighborhood Association and nutrition education projects at the Ypsilanti Downtown Farmers Market in collaboration with the Ypsilanti Health Coalition and Growing Hope
  • For a total program of $42,576:

    -Federal Revenue: $32,776
    -County Match (In-Kind): $9,800
  • Indirect costs are not included in the budget

 

  • Upon receipt of the award:

    -
    Authorizing the Administrator to sign the notice of grant award
    -
    Amending the budget
    -
    Authorizing the Administrator to sign delegate contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

B.

Office of the Administrator

  1. Blueprint to End Homelessness Funding for Supportive Services
  • Releasing $250,000 budgeted in reserves in the adopted 2008/2009 Budget

 

  • Funding was earmarked for use in furthering the Blueprint to End Homelessness specifically, to provide supportive services to affordable housing units that are presently under development (with a goal of 500 units to be developed by 2014)

 

  • Anticipated to leverage commitments of between $730,000-$1.2 million from other partners, including the City of Ann Arbor,

 

  • To serve as bridge funding in the immediate term while sustainable revenue strategies are developed and implemented

 

  • The Board of Commissioners created the Task Force on Sustainable Revenue to develop these recommendations, which will be presented to the Board of Commissioners in July 2008

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

  1. Setting the Millage Rate
  • Adoption of the resolution setting the 2008 Washtenaw County operating millage rate

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

V.   

       Report of the Administrator

VI.

      Report of the Chair of the Board

VII.

      Items for Current/Future Discussion

VIII.

      Citizen Participation

IX.

      Commissioner Follow-up to Citizen Participation

X.

      Pending

XI.

      Adjournment

      June 4, 2008

      Board Room

      220 N. Main Street

      Ann Arbor 

      6:30 p.m.

For additional information, please call Washtenaw County Administration at (734) 222-6850

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